As a part of Mercy Hospital's outreach program, nutrition packets are given to mildly to moderately malnourished children living in 45 villages in the Bo area. This year, 1,997 packets were distributed to the mothers of these hungry children.
Outreach Coordinator Marian Saffa said, "Happy New Year to you all, and I want to use this opportunity to say thanks to you all for your relentless support to the Outreach department. Even though there were a lot of differences in this year's outreach achievement, I personally want to thank the Medical Doctor (Aruna Stevens) and Mr. Maada Navo for their countless support in making this year's outreach a successful one. "
In Sierra Leone, more than 30,000 children suffer from malnutrition, placing them at a high risk of disease and death. Mothers who come to Mercy’s outreach with their children receive a supplement called Pikinmix; “Pikin” in Krio means “child”. Made from locally farmed sesame seeds, pigeon peas, and rice, the Pikinmix is supplied by the Sierra Leone based company Benemix. The powdery mix is combined with water or milk to make a porridge before being fed to the stunted or wasted children. The mothers are given 4kg bags of Pikinmix, which will feed one child for a month. Each bag costs about $25.
Thank you to everyone who supported Mercy Hospital in 2022 to make this possible. Your donations are making a difference!
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